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It’s never too early for Pumpkin Spice Martinis!

The cocktail farmers have been on vacation this past week, which is why you haven’t heard much from us.  We have some very successful crops this year – peppers, beans and for the first time, watermelons – but those posts will be coming later.  Because I associate Labor Day with the start of fall, I am reprinting our pumpkin spice martini recipe from last October so you don’t have to go searching for it.  We use Hiram Walker’s pumpkin spice liqueur, which is where we got this recipe.

Pumpkin Spice Martini:

1 oz vanilla vodka
1 oz Bailey’s
1 1/2 oz pumpkin spice liqueur
dash of cinnamon and nutmeg

Combine the vodka, Bailey’s and pumpkin spice liqueur in a shaker with ice.  Pour evenly between two martini glasses, and sprinkle cinnamon and nutmeg on top.  Or pour it all into a single drinking glass and call it a “smoothie.”  I won’t tell.

Is it Happy Hour yet?


The drink, not the monster storm bearing down on us outside:

1 oz white rum
1 oz Jamaican dark rum
1 oz Bacardi 151 rum
3 oz orange juice
3 oz unsweetened pineapple juice
1/2 oz grenadine syrup
crushed ice

Combine all ingredients, mix well by shaking.  Pour over crushed ice in hurricane glass. Or a travel mug.  Or any cylindrical vessel that will convey the delicious drink to your lips, with or without a straw.  (In times of crisis it is important to be flexible.)  Enjoy while watching all the coverage of the storm on television, wondering why all the fuss about the weather.